While in Tukuyu, I interviewed and selected five students for sponsorship at the Tukuyu School of Nursing. These students are approximately half way through their first year, and will receive pocket money for the balance of their first year of studies. The costs for the second and third years of their studies will then be covered, including pocket money.
My evaluation of the students was based on:
- Recommendations by the staff
- Review of the autobiography written when they first come to the school (thus, not for the purpose of obtaining assistance)
- Review of the sponsorship application
- A face to face interview
The selection was based primarily on financial need and secondarily on academic performance.
Beatrice Nwilongo Aisha Omary Rehema Mlay
Frida Francis Andondile Veronica Benedicto
Following is a picture from a visit with Frida’s family:
It is a pretty lengthy process to review student files, explain our sponsorship program, interview students and subsequently help them obtain an email address and show them how to write emails. However, the end result is always satisfying.
I am now back in Moshi. I am expecting a visitor here tomorrow and will spend the next 4 or 5 days introducing her to the school, students and the sights around Moshi. This will be the subject of my next letter.
I will close with a fun picture of kids using the entry gate at the Tukuyu Nursing School as a swing.